Pianist • Composer • Author • Fine Artist
ELENI TRAGANAS is the rare Renaissance Woman of her generation. An acclaimed concert pianist, composer, author and fine artist, her varied award-winning activities have amassed accolades from the international press. Founder/Director of Artist Pianist Productions, and the distinguished Alexiad Chorale, her novel TWELFTH HOUSE has been hailed as 'a striking new work...a hectic story of breakneck discovery'
— Jim Feast, Reviewer, THE AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW
"I want to express the ineffable, the inexpressible, a longing for the infinite, the stoppage of time — through whatever means are at my disposal. My international career as a performing artist-composer and my intensive skills in the realm of visual art have enabled me to appreciate the qualities of clarity, discipline, a sense of color harmony and balance, rhythmic density and perfection of technique. In any artistic medium, these translate into the requisite tools of one's craft. As a Realist Romanticist in my approach to both music and art, my ultimate vision is the same: to seize a timeless moment and illumine it with beauty"
— ELENI TRAGANAS
“This book is a must-read! The beauty and quiet power of the poet's work make this volume of verse one that almost any poetry fan will likely treasure.”
- THE US REVIEW OF BOOKS
In this poignant collection of haiku and short poems richly enhanced with exquisite botanical illustrations and pen & ink sketches, poet and visual artist ELENI TRAGANAS transports the reader into an intense micro-world of nature’s transformative beauty and mystery in its timeless passage through the seasons. With wit, introspection and a focus on the eternal present, SHADED PERGOLA guides devotees of the flora and fauna kingdom on a journey into an evocative literary garden where every poem illustrates a seemingly artless moment in time, from birth through decay, awakening our emotions with surprising lucidity: Haiku in its most pure and classic essence in a realm where nature is illuminated and magnified through the lens of human nature.
SHADED PERGOLA is scheduled for release in early 2022 and will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers, or through the publisher Tropaeum Press
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